Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photographic world

Started Sep 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
victorgv Senior Member • Posts: 1,592
Re: Sigma’s ownership of Foveon sensor – greatest loss for the photograph

I am kind of tired people complaining about Sigma DP series and compairing it with begemoth.
1. Sigma first on the market with foveon.
2. Sigma first with large sensor in compact body.

3. Comparision with D800 is ridicuolus one weight 1000g without glass and cost 3000 without glass, dp2m 355g with glass and cost 1000.
Just my 2 cents.

P.S. I wish i could by d800 but to expensive and would sit on shelf in my house - too big. Goes for other dslrs too..

Jaelkay wrote:

PrebenR wrote:

Jaelkay wrote:

Eddy Teddy wrote:

I have the DP2 Merrill on loan; the images are very nice, truly amazing - better than the other cameras I have at hand; Sony Rx-100, Samsung Ex1 and Canon EOS 20D. I think performance is ok, but RAW writing is slow. But... Battery life time is weak... I have a very early production model; might be better now. Could anybody give us some numbers on battery life time?

If you're experiencing problems with speed, you cannot possibly have been using the camera. Kendall, aka George Preddy, has said so.

I have had no problem with the speed. The DP1 is far worse as one cannot take a photo while writing. With the Dp2M one can change settings and take new photos while the old is written to the card.

But Jaelkay, which other camera writes 45 to 60Mb faster to SD card ?

Nikon D800E writes 75mb files to card all but instantly. Sorry 'bout that.

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